Coming up September 2014 – A new release from Scarlet Clover Publishers:
If you liked Appointment with a Smile, I think you’ll like Earthen Trinkets!
An over-sixty couple, a dilapidated Kansas farm near a seemingly bigoted small town, a twenty-two year old ex-juvie, financial woes, a wildlife reserve next door…and – This surely couldn’t be the tranquil retirement the two women had worked for all their adult lives.
From the Jacket:
Bryana Hays and her longtime partner, Michelle Dawson, were in their early sixties. They had dreamed of a comfortable retirement in Denver, Colorado. They could never have envisioned being penniless and living on a Kansas farm.
The farm was located near Buffalo Plains, Kansas – a town controlled by the wealthy, powerful, and bigoted, Roland family. The Rolands had a special disdain for the two new residence of their community. Tank Roland’s land bordered the Hays farm. He would like nothing better than to expand his wild game hunting reserve by getting title to Bryana and Michelle’s property.
The women were overwhelmed with work, so their best friend from Denver, L.J. Tracy, arrived with what she thought might be an answer to their farmhand problem. Ricki James was an ex-juvenile delinquent, a hardcore dyke, and was not meant for the homophobic small town.
Bryana questioned if she and Michelle would ever again know peace and tranquility. She wondered if they could save the farm – not only for themselves, but also the wildlife:
The thought remained. Year after year, her father had tended the land…And now she understood the peril involved when the gamble was against fate. Just as her parents had taken their stewardship over the land seriously, Bryana knew the land required reverence.
A second release by Kieran York shortly after release of Earthen Trinkets:
Night Without Time
The Brent family might very well be called ‘out of control.’ Some might ascribe the word madcap to them.
What a cast! What a story they weave. From giggles to tears – they provide it all.
One Day their lives were changed forever. A fortune presented itself.
The mother, Willa Brent, is sometimes befuddled and often staunch. At times she’s wiser than any sagacious parent has a right to be. Three sisters, approaching forty, are usually at odds. But their disharmony becomes intensified after the announcement of sudden wealth.
Eldest daughter Isabel is the housewife. Middle daughter is Vicky – a lesbian copywriter. Youngest is Leandra – a stunning ex-convict. The trio is maladjusted by nature – but after the announcement of wealth, more so than ever. Half a million dollars bring sibling rivalry, not only front and center, but to a new high.
These women are colorful and could be mistaken for ditzy, zany, quirky, or flaky. As far as their quaint, sweet Littleton, Colorado neighborhood goes – the women fit in beautifully.
One Night their lives were rearranged forever. They understood the meaning of fortune.
It was a Night Without Time!
Also being reprinted and reissued are Appointment with a Smile and Careful Flowers.
More releases to come in 2015. Scarlet Clover Publishers knows that Red Clover comes in three varieties: Scarlet is the most intense, crimson, and pink. Fields of Scarlet Clover are not bashful.